Another teacher and I were talking yesterday, and he asked me "What is the weirdest thing you have tossed in the dryer?"
(Okay. I guess I should explain how this conversation happened. Here is the short form:
-student says "May I use a memory stick?"
-I say "Just remember to take it out of your pocket before laundering those pants"
-Other teacher says "Memory sticks don't like dryers. Neither do cats"
-I say "You've dried A CAT??"
And we're back to the question "What is the weirdest thing you have tossed in the dryer?" Without even pausing to think, I answered "My college roomate".
What?! She actually crawled in willingly. It was one of those huge, front loading dryers. The plan was for me to take a picture of her, through the glass. We did not realize that there was still time left, and when I shut the door, the drum started rolling. She looked at me with huge terror filled eyes, and then she was flung upside down. Ka-THUNK! Ka-THUNK!! Poor tiny little thing (barely 100 lbs) was no match for the industrial strength dryer.
It was honestly one of the funniest things I've ever seen. I suspect she remembers it a bit differently, but I still giggle every time I picture her face, going round and round.